No Man Is an Island (Hardcover)

By Thomas Merton

Shambhala, 9781590302538, 272pp.

Publication Date: June 14, 2005

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/28/2002)
Paperback (10/1/1978)
Compact Disc (10/30/2007)
Paperback (7/26/2016)

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Here, in one of his most popular of his more than thirty books, Thomas Merton provides further meditations on the spiritual life in sixteen thoughtful essays, beginning with his classic treatise "Love Can Be Kept Only by Being Given Away." This sequel to Seeds of Contemplation provides fresh insight into Merton's favorite topics of silence and solitude, while also underscoring the importance of community and the deep connectedness to others that is the inevitable basis of the spiritual life--whether one lives in solitude or in the midst of a crowd.

About the Author

Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was a Trappist monk, spiritual director, political activist, social critic, and one of the most-read spiritual writers of the twentieth century. He is the author of many books, including The Seven Storey Mountain.

Praise For No Man Is an Island

"A stimulating series of spiritual reflections which will prove helpful for all struggling to find the meaning of human existence and to live the richest, fullest, and noblest life."—Chicago Tribune

"Merton wrote of ageless spiritual life and religious devotion with the knowledge of a modern."—New York Times